Constellations

Leo Constellation

4 star producers of the coffee growing region of Kiambu and Murang'a in the coffee origin Kenya

Leo Constellation coffees are exceptional, from the coffee growing regions of Kiambu and Muranga, Kenya, green and ready to roast.

We explain what you want to know about the cafés of the Leo constellation

  1. Production is limited, usually microlots
  2. They have well-defined key descriptors with a wide variety.
  3. The descriptors of the fruity group are the most prevalent in this constellation.
  4. Producers are working on different types of fermentations and processes, with natural anaerobic fermentations being the most applied.
  5. Every year, 60% of its processes evolve, 30% are consolidated and 10% of new processes are generated.
  6. They have an average score according to the SCA scale of 87 to 90 points.
  7. All farms producing coffee in the Leo Constellation are above 1,650 meters above sea level.
  8. In this coffee constellation there are producers from 2 coffee-growing districts in the coffee regions of Kiambu and Murang’a.
  9. Experimental coffees are produced in the main Kenyan origin crop
A sack of Constellations coffee from the Kiambu coffee growing region
The Leo constellation of Kiambu coffee growers

All the information you need to know in depth about Constellations coffees from Kenya and who produces them

Map of star producers and their coffees in the Leo Constellation

4

Producers

15

Processes and Fermentations

26

Different lots per year

190

Coffee growers involved

These are the 4 star producers of the Leo Constellation in the Kiambu and Murang'a coffee growing regions of Kenya.

Each one has its own history, its own project and its own challenges, but they all have something in common: extraordinary coffees with a very marked personality.

Herston Bernal green coffee product

Herstorn Bernal

Dorsal Andina : Colombia : Huila
|Guadalupe

Get to know the coffees of Hertson Bernal, grown at Finca La Esperanza. Herston has been a producer since 2006 and his farm employs 4 to 6 people year-round and 10 to 14 people during the harvest season.

Green coffee producer Luis Carlos Guzman

Luis Carlos Guzman

Dorsal Andina : Colombia : Huila
|Guadalupe

Luis Carlos’s coffees are grown on his Finca El Diviso located in a mountain range at 1,850 meters above sea level. The producer and his family live on the farm, which has an area of 5 hectares and is entirely cultivated with coffee trees.

Herston Bernal green coffee product

Herstorn Bernal

Dorsal Andina : Colombia : Huila
|Guadalupe

Get to know the coffees of Hertson Bernal, grown at Finca La Esperanza. Herston has been a producer since 2006 and his farm employs 4 to 6 people year-round and 10 to 14 people during the harvest season.

Green coffee producer Luis Carlos Guzman

Luis Carlos Guzman

Dorsal Andina : Colombia : Huila
|Guadalupe

Luis Carlos’s coffees are grown on his Finca El Diviso located in a mountain range at 1,850 meters above sea level. The producer and his family live on the farm, which has an area of 5 hectares and is entirely cultivated with coffee trees.

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Leo, Constellations range coffees

Roaster we explain in brief the advantages of roasting green coffee of the Constellations range of Mare Terra Green Coffee

They are: Specialty coffees with a cup profile with marked character and personality – Innovation and constant evolution – Exclusive selection in each harvest – Reference varietals in each origin – Wide palette of key descriptors, level 3 and 4 of the descriptor wheel, well defined – Exclusive batches for a single roaster, 5 secondary defects maximum per 350 gr – Minimum SCA score +84 – Sampling of lots prior to arrival from origin – Two imports per harvest, first available and consistency for repetitions – Batches from 300 to 1.500 kg – Unification of packaging, convenient and practical, 30 kg – Marketing segmented by region, never one lot sold in a region for two roasters.

Kenya is where our Leo constellation coffees are produced.

We explain in brief the Kenyan coffee origin

  • It is divided into 18 coffee growing regions
  • The most cultivated varietals are K7, SL 28, SL 34, Ruiru 11and Batian
  • The traditional method for processing coffee is washing.
  • Coffee is grown between 1,500 and 2,200 meters above sea level.
  • The standard size of the bags in this country is 60 kilos.
  • Coffee generates 700,000 jobs
  • The top five importers of Kenyan coffee are: United States, Germany, Belgium, Korea and Sweden.
  • 750,000 60-kilogram bags are exported each year.
  • 100% of its production is of the arabica species.
  • The months of harvest are from October to February and from May to July.

A selection of our green coffees that we import and distribute from the Mare Terra Green Coffee Constellations range.

Ready to roast – Cup varieties and quality validated in our laboratory – Profitable, reliable and faithful coffees to consolidate or grow your market – Discover them now

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